I am delighted to announce that the following members of the society have been awarded the position of Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology.
This week’s program will be hosted by Jenny Davis, who will be presenting a special feature on the eminent female scientist, Nancy Millis. Jenny will be interviewing scientist and writer, Sally Morrison; microbiologist Jim Pittard; and scientist Tony Priestley.
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s sciences sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to September 15th:http://www.wla.edu.au/funding.html
The ASM is sponsoring two of our members to attend Science Meets Business 2017, 9th of November 2017 at UTS Business School, Ultimo, NSW.
I am delighted to announce that ASM has now put into place a new streamlined pathway to FASM for highly qualified applicants in all fields of microbiology.
Two confirmed cases and one suspect case of Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) infection associated with contaminated heater-cooler devices (HCD) used in cardiac surgery have been diagnosed in New South Wales. One additional case has been diagnosed in Queensland and more than 70 patients have been diagnosed worldwide. The first case was recognised in 2012 in Switzerland, with Germany, Netherlands, England and USA also affected. All of the NSW cases (confirmed and suspected) had aortic valve prostheses inserted at Prince of Wales Hospital in 2015.
Friends and colleagues of Sue Dixon were saddened to hear of her passing in August 2016 after a short illness.
The ASM congratulates Professor Lyn Gilbert who was made an AO (Officer of The Order of Australia) on Australia Day for her distinguished service to medical research, particularly the study of infectious disease prevention and control, to tertiary education as an academic, and to public health policy. Lyn is a former president of ASM who has made many important contributions our Society, most recently by creating the Lyn Gilbert Award for diagnostic microbiology.